Sommerlad Heritage Spatchcock (carton of 6-8)

Price: $24.99 per kg
Deposit per carton (due now): $100.00

Our Sommerlad Heritage Bred Chickens are grown by Kim and Bryan Kiss on their family farm in Wellington, NSW. Award winning high welfare table birds bred, raised and grown on farm. Pastured, free-ranging, happy, healthy chooks.  

Because Sommerlad chickens grow slowly and in their natural environment, they reach a variety of differing shapes, sizes, and skin colouring. These fully free ranging pastured chickens are processed at 15-17 weeks, regardless of size. Like people, a naturally grown animal will have variances in appearance, body shape, and fat layering. Our chickens are bred, raised and grown on farm. Offal is available by request and by separate order. These small birds are supplied whole, ready for you to spatchcock and trim as desired. 

Make your order, pay your deposit, and we’ll invoice you the balance of $24.99 per kilo depending on the carton size of your choice. (RRP 29.00-31.00kg). Chickens are supplied frozen. 

  • 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 Delicious Produce Award-winning chicken. 
  • Age: 15-17 weeks
  • Seasonal Weights: 1.5kg – 3.6kg per bird.

Please ensure you have read the delivery options before placing your order. 

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Collection & Delivery

Where a deposit is required, the balance of your account is subject to final weight.  Payment of all balances must be made prior to collection or delivery, and can be made via bank transfer or credit card (a 2.5% credit surcharge applies), and totals will be issued via invoice. Please check our shipping and delivery page for all rates and information. 


COLLECTION Orders may be collected from ACTC cold stores, Canberra Road, Hemmant, Brisbane (unless specified otherwise). Appointments for pick up must be made in advance within 4am-3pm Mon-Thurs, 4am-1pm Fri. Release details will be issued on your final receipt.

LOCAL DELIVERY We deliver throughout Brisbane, Gold and Sunshine Coasts, and the Toowoomba regions by sub-contracted refrigerated courier services. Please get in touch if you need delivery outside these areas. Delivery fee is set by the refrigerated courier and ranges from $35.00 (Brisbane and suburban)- $55.00 (Coastal and Ranges). All orders are packed in sealed boxes. Your produce will remain fresh/frozen inside the courier service vehicle. Couriers can not leave fresh or frozen meat unattended, so please ensure someone will be available to receive. Please visit our shipping and delivery page for rates. Air freight may apply to regional areas.

REGIONAL DELIVERY Delivery is available to most locations throughout South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Please visit our shipping and delivery page for costings. Air freight may apply depending on your location. All orders are packed in sealed boxes. Your produce will remain fresh/frozen inside the courier service vehicle. Couriers can not leave fresh or frozen meat unattended, so please ensure someone will be available to receive.

INTERSTATE DELIVERY All interstate freight can be sent via Cool Couriers road freight to your home address (slower); or by Virgin/Qantas Freight to your closest major airport listed here on an 'airport to airport' basis (faster). 

  • Refrigerated Road: Please request a weight guide from us prior to submitting your order. You can then organise Cool Couriers refrigerated road collection and delivery to suit your details. Obtain your road delivery quote here. Let us know when you are ready to go and we'll have your order waiting for the courier. The address for courier pick up is Canberra Road, Hemmant, open 4am-3pm Mon-Thurs, 4am-1pm Fri.
  • Virgin Freight: Flights to major airports listed here on an 'airport to airport' basis. Fees will also apply for delivery to the Brisbane airport at a rate of $35.00 per drop.  Air freight delivery fees are set by the airline, and a quote can be obtained by emailing us. 

Your produce will be packed in sealed boxes and will remain fresh/frozen inside the aircraft and courier service vehicles, and if using VIRGIN freight, you will need to arrange to collect your item from the designated airport inside the detailed opening hours as terminal freezing is not available. Fees will also apply for delivery to the Brisbane airport at a rate of $35.00 per drop. Air freight delivery fees are set by the airline. Please refer to our shipping and delivery page for costings. or contact us for more information.


 

 

Product Details

Multiple award-winning Sommerlad Heritage chickens are exclusively bred by just five (5) authorised Sommerlad farmers spread across Australia. These are an exclusive, prestige chicken and advance orders are highly recommended. Unlike the standard white chickens (Cobb or Ross) available from almost all meat chicken farms in Australia, Sommerlad table birds are bred on farm using heritage genetics, live longer, free ranging lives, and are processed and hand finished chemical free. 

Sommerlad chickens look, cook and taste completely different from any chicken available to Australia. They are fully pastured, free ranging heritage breeds, reminiscent of the famous Bresse and Label Rouge chickens from France, and perfect for those seeking deeply flavoured natural poultry the way chicken used to be. Sommerlad chickens are used in some of the best restaurant kitchens around Australia. 

All Hand Sourced Sommerlad chickens come direct from the breeding farm and carry PROOF certification. No hormones, growth promotants, chemical intervention, no synthetics or lot feeding.  Just 100% natural chicken, the way it used to be. 

We are proud to be Brisbane’s sole distributor of Sommerlad Heritage Chicken and a small range of Sommerlad ready-to-eat products as made by our farmers.

For food service, hospitality, and retailer pricing, please contact us directly: hello@handsourced.com.au

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About the Sommerlads

Michael-and-Katherine-Sommerlad

Michael & Kathryn Sommerlad - Founders of Sommerlad Chicken

Until November 2017 the Sommerlad family personally managed, bred, and developed their exclusive heritage table poultry for the Australian market. Diverse pedigree strains, specifically bred to thrive in free-range pasture rearing environments, mean they are well suited to Australian climatic conditions. Sommerlad chickens are, by nature, active foragers. They boast long, strong legs, colourful plumage and walk tall and proud due to pasture grazing and a natural diet.​ Unlike commercial strains, Sommerlad birds are naturally slow grown for 10-12 weeks before processing.

Michael Sommerlad now consults to each of the Sommerlad authorised farmers, providing assistance, guidance and support as this major milestone continues gather traction in our food system. At a time when nearly all chicken farmed and eaten in our country comes from the same imported genetic stock, Sommerlad chicken represents a quiet revolution in Australian chicken farming.

Hand Sourced Sommerlad chickens are bred, grown and processed for our Brisbane market, and are exclusively available through our food service division.

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About the Kiss Family Farm

Bryan & Kim Kiss - Grassland Poultry

Bryan and Kim Kiss are a husband and wife team who run “Meramie”, a 1500ha farm at an altitude of 540m to 640 in the foothills of the Central West Slopes and Plains, NSW. Their property vision is to maintain an environmentally friendly and productive farm with healthy perennial pastures. It’s a return to nature in many ways with a simple, low input philosophy that involves synergistic projects that benefit each other and the land. Their aim is to be better than organic (yes, that is possible, says Kim), and to have a balanced active connection to everything they do.

Grassland Poultry are fully PROOF certified.

Hand Sourced Sommerlad chickens are bred, grown and processed for our Brisbane market, and are exclusively available through our food service division.

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